A Tail of 2 Cars that got a lot of Change update 11th feb 15

Ok so way back I started a thread here about doing 2 cars that by the end of a few days became 1 Car  (( A Red 1 )) well that car now joins a Bentley Body hanging on the wall from back in 2003.

The Bentley like the Red 1 just met a brick wall as what I wanted from them, they would never had made the grade.

So this is a new Detailed Car as someone has waited long enough, sorry Mate I don’t have a name for Her yet or if even a colour.

I took the 5lt 4 pot ( built at the start of “A Tail of 2 Cars” ) laid it on the desk and designed a full chassis to go around it

IMG_1103_tnIMG_1104_tn IMG_1105_tn IMG_1106_tn IMG_1107_tnIMG_1109_tn IMG_1108_tn  IMG_1104_tnIMG_1111_tnIMG_1112_tn IMG_1113_tnI had 7 photos of how the chassis was made but iTunes sorted out how to get rid of them, So it was a section of 1/2 inch square that was forged into the shape I wanted then cut right down the middle so that both rails are the same.

The rear springs are my own design and still need to be wire wrapped so they stay together at speed.

So that was my last few days ! what did you get up to.

See Ya Tony

OK Sunday 8th I have made a video that shows what the still photos never show 3D…real.

http://youtu.be/Qi9kQy7E93A

Monday the 9th Feb 15….

so this took me 5 hours today..Every car that is not air cooled needs a radiator So looking at the beast I took a  few distance points and starting with a sheet of copper,

I designed what looked right for the monster on the bench and sort’a looked like the old (REAL) cowel Hanging on the shed wall IMG_1121_tn IMG_1122_tn IMG_1123_tnIMG_1124_tnIMG_1126_tnIMG_1127_tnIMG_1128_tnIMG_1129_tnIMG_1130_tnThis grill is the stainless stuff that keeps them out.

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Dam a real radiator from a fridge (I Think)IMG_1134_tn Just cut out a chunk and whittle it down to size.

IMG_1135_tnIMG_1136_tnIMG_1137_tnNow it looks the part behind the grill.

IMG_1138_tnto hold it in as I have to join Alloy,Copper and Steel I ran a wire through the grill grabbing the center bar, a twist or to keep it snug then bent to go through the cooler and grab the 2 center down tube’s.

IMG_1139_tnIMG_1140_tnNow back to the car and with a large tent peg make with the welder an upper and lower set of (Rubber) hoses.

IMG_1141_tnIMG_1144_tnIMG_1145_tnIMG_1146_tn3 rivets on both sides and the extra length on both sides of the cowl met dead on underneath (talk about Kama.

IMG_1147_tnwell that was 5 hours.

Funny thing this stuff I started about 2pm it was daylight and then it was dark and I needed a torch to take the last few photos at 7pm, yes I know that is 6hr’s but I did sit and think a fair bit but it was all fun and time stops.

Tony

So it’s the 11th today and I missed yesterdays post…ok…here..

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So at present the chassis is 22 inches long and it is an old final drive Chain.that was it.

Wednesday 11th

Sorry no photo of a bit of tin with lines all over it just after it was cut in about what looked like where it should have been…That is I wanted the cab floor,firewall,leg well and a nice comfy seat all with a hole for the gearbox tunnel .

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Tony

 

 

2 Cars now 1 update Sat 18 /25th Oct

 So I am a day late, blame all the concrete.

So it took to Friday to get my act together and get back into the start on the bodies made on Tuesday.

In the good old days I used real car panels but a Merc nigh on killed me when the panel went up in smoke and the stuff used in sound deading was very toxic, so now I use nice safe new steel.

Pictures new steel and an old pattern of the cockpit from there it gets to be what is in my head at that moment, this body ,I decided to make like an old rivet job and i had some sections cut from old computers so a few more cut outs and then …BIG MISTAKE….

I have not counted how many rivets I did yesterday and there are just as many to go before the paint job.

Thus the 2 cars now 1 cause I would go mad if I did 2 the same (but Different) right now.

so cut rivet and then fold over a chunk of old oar then weld and grind the seam behind the driver and put on the body lower frame.next was the dash and then I started the copper tube that will be the leather tuck/roll on the metalwork around the cockpit.1234567891011121313 1415161718192021222324

So there you have it 1 week gone.

And that Motor well it was going to be WAY to big to be usefull , so I will work out some thing else for it …Even a Tractor …1 day. Tony

Another week of which 3 days I concreted while the paint went off.

The box of bits that were to be the motor ended up way out of scale so that was shelved along with a motor for a Morgan.

A bit was done this week Bodywork, Copper/Leather cockpit edge, Clean, Prime, Paint, Grill, Copper Surround,Rad Cap, Exhaust for Straight 8…8 into 4 x 2 then…

and a start on the Front wheel stuff, Some pictures are needed at this point.

282930313233343637Yes all those Rivets I got in 1986

38it will go faster

394041Crim safe…cut trim and add a Kangaroo

“It’s made in Australia.”

43444546Yes way out of scale.

47Oh and Headlights.

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Well that was fun, love the shape of the pipes.

See You Next post.